All good stories must to come to an end, and Borders bookstore is no exception to this rule. The 40-year-old book seller announced earlier this week that it will be closing all remaining stores and laying off 10,700 employees after a failed attempt to sell the company at auction. Even though it’s a very un-fairy tale ending for the nation’s second-largest bookstore chain, we know it had a good, long run. These are the 8 reasons Borders went bye-bye:
There is one difference about this holiday. I won't be visiting one of my favorite haunts today. This Friday, without Borders Books, is truly a Black one for me.
When a bookstore closes, it's always a loss -- for the community, for readers, and most especially, for authors. The impact of the closing of 600 Borders bookstores is incalculable.
On Monday, after flirting with liquidation for months, Borders Books finally announced that it would be selling itself to liquidators and canceling it...